City, Spurs, Liverpool win as Chelsea, Man United draw

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Manchester City did most of the damage in the second half against Burnley as they gave Joe Hart a busy day on his return to the Etihad, with just Sergio Aguero’s opener to show for their efforts in the opening 45 minutes of yesterday’s Premier League match.

Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho scored within two minutes of each other to put the game to bed just 10 minutes into the second half, before Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane put the finishing touches on another good day at the office for Pep Guardiola’s champions.

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Neil Warnock got his first Premier League win for Cardiff as the Welsh side made the most of Fulham’s shocking defensive problems to climb off the foot of the table.

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Josh Murphy and Bobby Reid cancelled out an early belter from Andre Schurrle before Ryan Sessegnon sent the teams in level at half time.Cardiff had scored just four goals all season but matched that tally against Fulham’s hapless rearguard as Callum Paterson and Kadeem Harris dragged them out of the relegation zone, above their opponents who have now let in 25 goals this season.

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Newcastle slipped to the bottom of the Premier League as Beram Kayal scored the only goal of the game for Brighton to grab a rare win away from home.The Seagulls were the worst team in the division on the road last season but needed just one goal and some energetic defending to keep out Rafa Benitez’s miss-firing Newcastle attack.

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Erik Lamela scored the only goal of a tight derby at the London Stadium, with Tottenham being forced to hang on for grim death at the end of the game to grab all three points.

The Hammers had 10 corners and four shots on target, double the amount Spurs managed, but could just not find the finishing touches as Mauricio Pochettino’s side moved level with Chelsea just two points off the leaders.

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Wolves’ fine run ended in disappointing fashion as two goals in a minute from Etienne Capoue and Roberto Pereyra gave Watford the three points to move them above their opponents into seventh.

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It was just a second defeat of the season and the first at home for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, which had previously conceded just once in the last five Premier League games.

There was not much to write home about down at the Vitality Stadium as the South Coast rivals, Bournemouth and Southampton played out a stalemate with plenty of huff and puff but little goal mouth action.The Cherries had the best of the game but could not find a breakthrough as they remain in sixth place in the table, with the Saints down in 16th.

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